2013-2014 Governors' Cup

Team Leaders

PPG: M. West (27.83)
RPG: M. West (11.67)
APG: T. Williams (6.00)
SPG: C. Hodge (1.22)
BPG: C. Hodge (1.33)

June 14, 2014 2:45PM
Bian, Laguna
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MB 34 57 93 123
GBP 15 49 77 95
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Best Player/s: Gary David 33pts 3rebs 4asts

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First round picks Ryan Buenafe, Alex Nuyles left unprotected for PBA dispersal draft

July 13, 2014

Only one year ago, first round picks Ryan Buenafe of Alaska and Rain or Shine’s Alex Nuyles were looking ahead to bright futures with the teams that selected them in the 2013 PBA Draft.

Buenafe and Nuyles were selected eighth and ninth overall in last year’s draft, going ahead of rookies like San Mig Coffee’s Justin Melton and Nuyles’ teammate Jeric Teng.

But now, the two are among the list of the players left unprotected for the upcoming dispersal draft for expansion teams Blackwater Sports and Kia Motors, according to sources from within their respective teams.

The former Ateneo Blue Eagles star Buenafe was a surprise selection at the eighth spot last year. Then-Alaska coach Luigi Trillo had high hopes for the rookie, whose smarts seemed like a good fit at the time.
“He has a high basketball IQ and he’s a winner and wherever he’s gone, he’s won,” Trillo said after the draft.
But he was used sparingly this season, appearing in a mere nine games.
He only saw the court twice for current Alaska coach Alex Compton, including a nine-minute stint in the Aces’ historic 51-point loss to Rain or Shine.
Nuyles, meanwhile, showed some promise early in his career, even posting a breakout game against GlobalPort in the Philippine Cup with a 16-point, four-rebound, 2-steal effort.
The former Adamson Falcon averaged over 10 minutes a game in 48 appearances for the Elasto Painters this year.
Rain or Shine, however, had some tough decisions to make as they boasted one of the deepest rotations in the league.
Nuyles competes for minutes against Gilas regulars Jeff Chan and Gabe Norwood as well as swingmen Ryan Arana, Jireh Ibanes and fellow rookie Teng....

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Ildefonso says he’s good for 2 more years

July 12, 2014

 Danny Ildefonso (right), pictured here with his former protege and now PBA Most Valuable Player June Mar Fajardo of San Miguel Beer, says he still wants to continue playing in the league if any of the new expansion teams wants his services. Alder AlmoMANILA, Philippines – Former two-time MVP Danny Ildefonso is at the twilight of a colorful career in the PBA.

Ildefonso learned on Friday that the Meralco Bolts decided to relegate him to the dispersal pool, making him easily the biggest name available to newcomers Kia and Blackwater.

Ildefonso is now looking to become a veteran presence and at the same time teach the young big men the ropes of the PBA, which he dominated in the late 90's to early 2000's....

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Manny Pacquiao reveals he will be in the PBA Draft in August

July 12, 2014

Expansion team Kia Kamao coach Manny Pacquiao disclosed on Friday that he will be among the picks in the PBA Draft in August.

Pacquiao made the PBA Draft revelation in General Santos City shortly after two communist guerilla fighters surrendered to him in his capacity as the lone Representative in Congress of the province of Sarangani.

At 34 years old, Pacquiao would be the oldest draft pick this year and ever....

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Norman Black moves to Meralco, Jong Uichico to take over Talk ‘N Text as MVP group shuffles coaches

July 10, 2014

Norman Black will now be the head coach of Meralco. Sports5/Pranz Kaeno BillonesWith the departure of Meralco coach Ryan Gregorio from the team, as well as the entry of NLEX into the fold after acquiring the Air 21 franchise, coaches from the different MVP group-backed clubs were set to be shuffled into new positions on Wednesday.

Talk ‘N Text head coach Norman Black was set to move to the Meralco Bolts with former assistant Jong Uichico taking over the Tropang Texters post.

Gregorio, who also has corporate duties with Meralco in the field of sports and youth advocacy, will remain with the team as he will be appointed an alternate governor to the PBA board....

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Pacquiao to join PBA Draft

July 09, 2014

MANILA, Philippines – Boxing icon Manny Pacquiao has signified his intention to join the PBA Draft this August.

This is on top of already being head coach for Kia Motors, one of the new franchises set to join the country’s premier professional basketball league.

Pacquiao made the declaration during the opening of the PLDT-ABAP National Open Championship in Digos City, wherein the fighting congressman was the keynote speaker and guest of honor....

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Team History (Last 10 Conferences)
Conference Win Loss PCT Placing
2013-2014 Governors' Cup 3 6 0.333 9th
2013-2014 Commissioners' Cup 6 6 0.500 7th
2013-2014 Philippine Cup 5 10 0.333 9th
2012-2013 Governors' Cup 7 7 0.500 3rd
2012-2013 Commissioners' Cup 8 9 0.471 7th
2012-2013 Philippine Cup 8 8 0.500 5th
2011-2012 Governors' Cup 7 8 0.467 6th
2011-2012 Commissioners' Cup 6 7 0.462 6th
2011-2012 Philippine Cup 8 8 0.500 7th
2010-2011 Governors' Cup 3 5 0.375 8th